No matter how old you are, no matter how tough you think you are, if a 3 year old hands you their ringing toy phone, you answer it.
A quick and simple image placeholder service. Saves me massive amounts of time when I’m doing front end development. Why the heck didn’t I think of this?
Deal with domain propagation on a frequent basis? These commands come in handy for flushing the local DNS cache on your computer.
Mac OSX 10.10
Mac OSX 10.7 – 10.9
sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
Mac OSX 10.5 – 10.6
Mac OSX 10.4 and below
Update: [10/13/2014] Just updated to included instructions for OSX 10.10 Yosemite.
Adaptive Images detects your visitor’s screen size and automatically creates, caches, and delivers device appropriate re-scaled versions of your web page’s embeded HTML images. No mark-up changes needed.
Retina.js is an open source script that makes it easy to serve high-resolution images to devices with retina displays.
Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.
Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin
A great resource for free textures for your next web project.
Awesome short film taking place in the Portal world.
One of the best 404 pages that I’ve ever seen.
The Milky Way in HTML5
This image shows the centre of the Milky Way, at the highest zoom level the image has 150 billion pixels and shows one billion stars in our galaxy.
When developing on a local machine, you’ll sometimes need to gain access to files that Mac OSX hides by default.
To show hidden files, open up Terminal.app and type:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
To see the changes you’ll need to restart Finder.app. The easiest way to do this is just to force quit Finder.app, and it’ll open up again automatically.
To reverse the changes, open Terminal.app again and type:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
Sublime Text 2 Replacement Icon
Beautiful replacement icon by Daniel Matarazzo for one of the best editors out there. Super easy installation for Mac OSX. Just download the repository and follow the instructions.
Open the following folder using Terminal:
open /Applications/Sublime\ Text\ 2.app/Contents/Resources/
Find the file Sublime Text 2.icns and replace with the one from this repository. The name needs to remain exactly the same.
Swipe brings content sliding to the mobile web to preserve space and allow for new types of interaction. Many mobile web sliders currently exist but few embody all the rules a slider like this should follow.
Working From Home
Nick Campbell chats a bit about his transition from working full-time to running a series of businesses from home, and the problems he’s run into.
Installing Ruby on Rails on Mac OS X Lion
Installing Ruby On Rails locally on your Mac can be daunting for a designer. This guide made it much easier for me. Of course, you will still have to be comfortable with using Terminal.